Atlanta people and places

Marvel’s “Black Panther,” filmed in Atlanta, opens today

7:07 am Feb. 16, 2018

Welcome to Wakanda.

After generating enormous buzz, celebrity-packed early screenings and universal early praise, the Atlanta-filmed Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” is in theaters everywhere today.


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Marvel director owns and shoots guns, calls for reform

1:33 pm Feb. 15, 2018

Director James Gunn owns guns for safety and sporting purposes, but is among the many prominent voices demanding reform following Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school.

“I, like many Americans, enjoy guns for sporting purposes and feel safer having one in my home to protect myself and my family,” Gunn said in a Twitter thread. “But I also think there are a few things we can do to

Apply now to volunteer at next year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta

11:46 am Feb. 13, 2018

The Super Bowl comes back to Atlanta next year and organizers will needs lots of hands on deck.

Civic-minded sports fans can apply now to secure a volunteer spot. Note: this does not in any way guarantee you’ll be watching the game or taking selfies with whoever the halftime show headliner is.

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The call for volunteers reads: “As Atlanta gears up to

VIDEO: In the studio with Frank and Wanda their first morning back

12:54 pm Feb. 12, 2018

It’s like they never left.

Frank Ski and Wanda Smith were back in the studio today at V-103 and didn’t miss a beat. The place was bedazzled with feather boas, fake diamonds, and what seemed to be every balloon in Atlanta.

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Frank Ski and Dr. Patrice Basanta-Henry’s beautiful wedding

Wanda said she’s looking forward to “pulling the city back together again,”

T.I., Walmart team up for free “Black Panther” screening

9:59 am Feb. 10, 2018

Walmart is giving away tickets to an advance screening of “Black Panther” and T.I.  is joining the fun.

The screening is set for 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in metro Atlanta.

T.I. will join associates at the Walmart at 1105 Research Center Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 (off Cascade Road )at 5 p.m. Monday to give away tickets, in the toy aisle. While you’re there, check out Walmart’s selection of exclusive “Black Panther” action figures, toys,